Grateful Dead Live at Freedom Hall on 1993-06-16
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- Grateful Dead
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Taper Section Neumann TLM 170's (cardioid) > Teac DA-20; via Doug Nawrocki
- 2004-05-13 13:59:12
- Neumann TLM 170's (OTS, cardioid) > Teac DA-20 > DA-P1 > Audiophile 2496 > Samplitude (48>44.1) > CD Wave > mkwACT > SHN
- Louisville, KY
- Audience: Neumann TLM 170's
- Taped by
- Transferred by
- Doug Nawrocki
- Freedom Hall
Subject: grate aud
This two day run in Louisville has some of the best playing of 93, and thats saying something! Jerry was playing and singing like a new man in 93 and Vince was settling into his role as sole keyboardist, no need to 'play around' Hornsby anymore.
We were staying in the Days Inn in downtown Louisville and raged the place hardcore, 20+ people staying in our room. Grate memories.
These two Louisville shows have a unique sound to me, like the Eugene shows later that summer. Bobby is very upfront in the mix with a very psychedelic fuzzy tone. Jerry is the wild card in most mid-90s shows and he shows up big time in Louisville, witness the Dew from the first night or the Saint or Stella here.
This show opens with a rockin Cold Rain with Bobby buzzing into a bluesy Same Thing. In 93 Same Thing was a nice break from the overplayed first set blues tunes like Minglewood, Rooster and Walkin Blues. Good Peggy-O lends a folky vibe to the set. Any set with both Ramble On and Brown Eyed is a friend of mine, solid versions of these two Europe '72 classics. Eternity has a heavy psychedelic feel. Only the second live Easy Answers is better than most susequent versions, which aint sayin much, the song sucks! Funny thing about the Dont Ease closer is that they just played it the night before in the same venue. I remember those of us 'on the bus' kind of looked at each other with this confused look of deja-vu like "didnt they just play this last night?".
The boys get down to business quikly in the second set with a heavy duty workout of Foolish Heart, exquisite climax in the jam. Flawless Saint follows with Jerry completely shredding the jam...whoa buddy!!! Sweet Lazy River Road follows with a heartwarming solo from Jerry. I would rank this version of Corrina with 3-10-93 and 6-11-93 as the best ever readings of this controversial tune. If you hate this tune any of the three I've listed above just might turn you around. All lead into dynamite jams into drums. This show has a very trippy and muscular space segment, in fact, thats how I would describe the overall sound of this show-trippy and muscular. The Miracle that rocks out of space finds the boys flexing their rock&roll chops. I'm not stretching the truth to rank this Stella Blue among the best ever, just listen for yourself. If Bobbys feedback after the "it seems like all this life was just a dream" doesnt run a chill down your spine your not listening in the right headspace, same with Jerrys heartrending solo at the end that goes through a few emotional landscapes before landing firmly in a Good Lovin that was an absolute dancefest in the hall. Being Louisville is a small city with only a few locals showing up for the shows, all the tourheads got in and these shows were a present from the band to the hardcore tourheads. Everyone was cuttin' the rug big time during this Good Lovin, dancing with wild abandon. "Got to have love!"
My first I Fought the Law was humorous with the Vince and Bobbys "shootin up people with a 6 gun" schtick. I never hated this tune as much as most people at the time did. Sure it's a throwaway but at least it's not straight up terrible like Cheesy Answers or most Brent/Vince originals, I never could stand those.
4 stars for the crisp aud, 5 for the playing and 4 for the setlist is an average of 4+
I'm giving it 5 to bump the rating but it deserves 4+ anyway so there it is folks, enjoy!
Subject: dunno what the problem was, but...
Great, rousing show.
Subject: What show?
Pity, this was a great show from what I remember hearing of it at the time. Why are so many 92-95 shows listed like this?
rating is for not being able to hear or have it and only pertains to this page NOT the show.
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